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  • *Osborne insists no currency union with independent Scotland. LONDON, Sept 7- The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- David Fullington paid a "ridiculous" price of $13,600 an acre for a 200- acre farm in Illinois within the last year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbor's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners.

  • Sept 7- When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed plans earlier this year to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, financial advisers like Bob Mecca in Hoffman Estate, Illinois braced themselves for a wave of frantic calls from retail investors wanting to get in on the action.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7- It has been four years since Apple Inc introduced a completely new gadget and the pressure is on for the world's largest tech company to wow at its "special event" in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday.

  • The failure of a Pratt& Whitney F135 engine in June grounded the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35s for several weeks during the summer, thwarting the advanced warplane's international debut at two UK air shows.

  • UK promises Scots more powers if they stay Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    The UK is scrambling to respond to a move towards Scottish independence by promising new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the UK.

  • LONDON, Sept 7- The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom.

  • While data from China may give clarity on a pattern of uneven growth there, it is in Europe that the prospects for the economy are most uncertain, although a ceasefire in Ukraine could lift the mood and avoid new EU sanctions on Russia this week.

  • Earthquake shakes Iceland volcano, still no ash Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    REYKJAVIK, Sept 7- An earthquake struck the region around Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano on Sunday while fissures in the area continued to spew out lava but still none of the ash that could hamper airline traffic.

  • Europe's top industrials target Goldilocks zone Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Sept 7- "Good enough" might not make for a marketing slogan, but some of Europe's top engineering companies, which have made their reputation on the quality of their products, are hoping it will make for a profitable strategy.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 7- For many Swedish businesses and prosperous households, years of falling taxes and reforms that put maids in middle class homes and fed a consumer boom in luxury cars and holidays in Asia may be drawing to a close.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 8- Faced once again with the prospect of rate rises in the United States, investors in Asia are no longer selling and running as in the past, choosing instead to stay in markets like India and South Korea, that are relatively sheltered from global forces.

  • LONDON, Sept 7- European stock market listings are kicking off again after a summer break, but many companies hoping to copy successful flotations earlier in the year now have to convince investors weary from a flood of new names and burned by high prices.

  • Apple courts fashionistas as smartwatch buzz grows Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Apple has invited top fashion editors in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch, further evidence that it is preparing to unveil a smartwatch.

  • Hacking clouds Apple's upcoming product launch Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Apple CEO Timothy Cook

    The leak of racy celebrity photos has put Apple in the unusual position of having to mend its image just before a highly anticipated product launch.

  • Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:55 AM ET
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

    Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said.

  • Merkel unhappy with Draghi's new fiscal focus: Report Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    Draghi said it would be "helpful for the overall stance of policy" if fiscal policy could play a greater role alongside the ECB's monetary policy.

  • Fukushima resentment grows in nearby Japanese city Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 11:59 PM ET
    Fish for sale at Onahama fishing port in Iwaki

    Satomi Inokoshi worries that her hometown is being spoiled by newcomers that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

  • EU won't decide Russia sanctions Saturday: Finland PM Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said European Union leaders would not decide on sanctions against Russia at a summit in Brussels on Saturday.

  • India's Reliance plans $13B in energy projects Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 1:17 AM ET

    India's Reliance Industries plans to invest about $13 billion in energy projects, including a 400,000 barrels per day crude refinery.